TOBAV (The State Theaters, Opera and Ballet Employees Solidarity Foundation), founded on December 28, 1981, started out with a view to contributing to the development of the contemporary arts in our country, and saying "YES to ART" for a more comprehensible world.

Since that day, it has touched human beings through art and produced projects on bringing quality into human life by virtue of art and ensured their implementation.

TOBAV, with the "I CANNOT TELL, YOU SHOULD SEE" project which it has been carrying out since November 2016 and which is financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, aims to provide equality of opportunity in access to and participation in art education by giving training in the art branches of Ceramic, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Theater / Drama, Dance and Music for 9 months to 60 girls between the ages of 13 and 18, in line with their talents, who reside in Ankara Saray Children's Housing Estate.

TOBAV, in realizing such a project, has the purpose of "being able to socially integrate the disadvantaged people and improve their employability" as well as transforming the art culture into life culture.

Because a woman gave birth to each human...

and the life created both killer from a baby

and mother...


As of February 8, 2016, classes started at 7 workshops. At the point we have reached today, we are enjoying the happiness of being able to exhibit the works of paintings, ceramics and sculpture as well as the photograph frames from their eyes, which have been produced by the devoted work of our trainers who are very prominent figures in their respective fields and by the day by day increasing interest and efforts of our young girls.

The exhibition opens on Wednesday, October 18, at 18:30, at Çankaya Municipality, Center for Contemporary Arts, and then continues on October 19,20,21, and 22.

We invite all who are from Ankara to see the flowers that have blossomed through the nine-months efforts of 60 young girls.